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The International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions

  • Maps the field for the 21st century reflecting the changes and the challenges ahead

  • Presents a truly international multidisciplinary and multilevel approach

  • Is the definitive resource on higher education and covers the entire spectrum

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Table of contents (482 entries)

  1. Academic Careers

    • Tatiana Fumasoli
  2. Academic Evaluation in Higher Education

    • Julian Hamann, Stefan Beljean
  3. Academic Identity in Higher Education

    • Jonathan Drennan, Marie Clarke, Abbey Hyde, Yurgos Politis
  4. Access to Higher Education in Europe, Trends

    • Jan Koucký, Martin Zelenka, Aleš Bartušek
  5. Advocacy Coalition Framework, Higher Education

    • Kristin L. Olofsson, Christopher M. Weible

About this book

This authoritative reference source covers all higher education themes in a comprehensive, accessible and comparative way. It maps the field for the twenty first century reflecting the massive changes that have occurred and the challenges ahead for future research. It provides a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives and covers the entire spectrum of higher education from a geographical, a topical and disciplinary perspective. It is unrivaled in its capacity to go beyond national boundaries and provides indispensible comparative analyses.

The major reference works available about higher education have been published more than two decades ago and since then higher education has undergone major changes that have resulted in a much larger, diverse, global, and multidimensional reality. One of the main trends has been relentless expansion on a worldwide scale. This has led to mass higher education becoming a reality across continents, substantial growth in the number of countries with universal access to higher education, and great diversification of the student body.  The tremendous increase in the international links in higher education, through issues such as training, students’ mobility, staff mobility, research activities, is another major change. The consequence is a global dimension that is strongly associated with the intensification of international networks in which institutions and researchers explore, create and share knowledge. As a result of the changes and trends, higher education has increasingly become part of debates that highlight its complexity as an institution that combines relevant political, social, economic, and cultural purposes and dimensions. Asked to play important and varied economic and social roles, higher education has had to reshape its priorities, and organizational and decision-making structures. The growth and increased complexity of the field have both led to more attention being paid to all aspects of higher education and to the expansion of research.

Section Editors:

Alberto Amaral, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Elizabeth Balbachevsky, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Andres Bernasconi, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Edward Choi, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, U.S.A.

Hans De Wit, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA

Gaële Goastellec, University of Lausanne, OSPS, LACCUS, Lausanne, Switzerland

Fiona Hunter, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy

Barbara M. Kehm, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Manja Klemenčič, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Patricio Langa, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Republic of South Africa

António Magalhães, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Goolam Mohamedbhai, University of Mauritius, Moka, Mauritius

Terhi Nokkala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Laura Rumbley, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA

Bjørn Stensaker, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Lisa Unangst, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, U.S.A.

Jussi Välimaa, University ofJyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Rui Yang, Hong Kong University, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Editors and Affiliations

  • CIPES, Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, PORTO, Portugal

    Pedro Nuno Teixeira

  • Department of Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

    Jung-Cheol Shin

About the editors

Dr. Jung Cheol Shin is an associate professor at Seoul National University. He served for the Korea Ministry of Education about 18 years. His research interests are higher education policy, knowledge production and social development, academic profession, and quality assurance. His researches have been published in international journals Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Scientometrics, Education Policy Analysis Archive, and Asia Pacific Education Review. He is the executive editor of Asia Pacific Education Review, the Review Editor of Higher Education, and a board member of Tertiary Education and Management. He has been invited as guest speakers by leading research universities in many countries including the USA, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Taiwan.  Currently, he is leading 10 years research project on knowledge production and social development with Prof. Loet Leydesdorff of University of Amsterdam funded by National Research Foundation of Korea.

Pedro N. Teixeira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Porto and Director of CIPES (Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy).He holds a PhD in Economics (Exeter University, UK), a Masters in the Economics of Higher Education at CHEPS (University of Twente, The Netherlands), and a BA in Economics (University of Porto). His research interests focus on the economics of higher education, notably on markets and privatisation, and the development of human capital as a research program. He is the author "Jacob Mincer - A Founding Father of Modern Labour Economics" (Oxford UP, 2007), which was the first volume of the IZA Prize Series and was awarded in 2009 the Best Book Prize by the European Society of History of Economic Thought. He has also co-edited the following three volumes: "Markets in Higher Education - Reality or Rhetoric?"(Kluwer, 2004), "Cost-Sharing and Accessibility in Higher Education - A Fairer Deal?"(Springer, 2006), and "Public Vices, Private Virtues? assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education" (Sense, 2011). He has also published several articles and book chapters on the history of economic thought and on the economics of higher education. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2003.

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